India Largest Purchaser of Israeli Arms in 2017

India was the greatest market for Israeli arms last year, amid an increase in sales to the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. Israel’s military exports rose by 41 per cent overall in 2017, the third consecutive year of increased defence exports, bringing in some $9.2 billion in contracts. The largest distribution of sales, some 58 per cent was in Asia-Pacific, with Israel’s top three customers all originating from the region; India soaring ahead at $715 million, with Vietnam at $142 million and Azerbaijan at $137 million in second and third place respectively. Sales to Europe still accounts for 21 per cent of arms sales income, with North America at 14 per cent and Africa and Latin America making up the remaining seven per cent.
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